Sarah Ferguson Said Coronavirus Is Punishment From Mother Nature Hours Before Prince Charles Tested Positive

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, tweeted that coronavirus is a punishment from Mother Nature just hours before it was revealed Prince Charles, her ex-brother-in-law, tested positive for COVID-19.

As the U.K. government enforced a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the virus, Prince Andrew's former wife tweeted Tuesday: "Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms.. like the spoilt children we are. She gave us time and she gave us warnings. She was so patient with us. She gave us fire and floods, she tried to warn us but in the end she took back control."

In another tweet, Ferguson said: "She has sent us to our rooms and when she is finished clearing up our mess. She will let us out to play again. How will we use this time? xxxx"

The tweets were posted on Tuesday night, just hours before Clarence House said in a statement that Prince Charles tested positive for the coronavirus after "displaying mild symptoms."

"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual," Clarence House said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

The 71-year-old heir to the throne carried out his last public engagement before the virus swept the U.K. on March 12, attending a reception in London.

Charles also met with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on the morning of March 12, said Buckingham Palace.

"Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health," a palace spokesperson told Newsweek. "The queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on morning of the 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."

Buckingham Palace did not confirm whether the Queen had been tested for the coronavirus. A spokesperson said they would not be commenting further.

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Sarah, Duchess of York arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty
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